Capitalization rate: How to use cap rate in your real estate investing

The good folks over at Property Metrics wrote this very helpful blog post about capitalization rates in real estate investing. The post explains what cap rate is, how to calculate it, when investors should use it, as well as some alternatives that some investors use. In my opinion, cap rate is one of the key […]

Risk as a source of profit

I’m reading Aswath Damodaran’s book Strategic Risk Taking: A Framework for Risk Management and I’ve been blogging about it from time to time as I chew through the concepts. In chapter 4 of his book, Damodaran talks about how, in the nineteenth century, the idea of risk changed. Risk was once thought of as a […]

Reaching toward the horizon: How business acquisition is a lot like Mars exploration

It’s funny when you read different things but they all seem to be connected in some way. That’s happening to me right now and this blog post is my attempt to put some of those ideas in order. I’m reading a book called Strategic Risk Taking (by Aswath Damodaran), which is a book about risk […]

What I’m working on this week (July 1 – 5)

Had a great weekend visiting with friends who we haven’t seen in nearly 15 years. (We’re friends on Facebook but we haven’t seen them in person for a decade and a half). Good times; saying goodbye to them this morning as they return home. This is an interesting week to work: It’s Canada Day today […]